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Delaware

CURRENT STATUS: Pending Bills

Legislation in Delaware Needs Your Support

Adults with terminal illness should have the right to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Write your Delaware State Representative and Senator to urge their support for death with dignity legislation!

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The Delaware Death with Dignity Act, HB140, was assigned to the House Health & Human Development Committee on the final day of the 2021 session, just before the Delaware General Assembly adjourned.

Timeline of Death with Dignity in Delaware

2021

2021

The Delaware Death with Dignity Act, HB140, is assigned to the House Health & Human Development Committee on the final day of the session, just before the Delaware General Assembly adjourns.

2020

2020

A 2020 GBAO Strategies poll finds 72 percent of Delaware residents support aid in dying legislation.

2019

2019

Delaware introduces HB140. The bill is heard in a house committee and later pulled from consideration by the sponsor.

2017

2017

Representative Paul Baumbach (D) introduces HB160, End of Life Options Act. The bill goes to the full House after referral by the House Health and Human Development Committee. Rolled into 2018, a vote in the House is twice delayed. The bill does not advance.

2015

2015

Representative Paul Baumbach sponsors HB150. Neither bill moves forward.

 

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